Donate to RNS

RNS Updated Budget—Thursday, September 16, 2021

A new survey finds white evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Other white Christian groups are split on the question, while Black Protestants […]

NEWS BRIEF
RNS-PRRI-Insurrection: Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith
(RNS) — A new survey finds white evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Other white Christian groups are split on the question, while Black Protestants are more likely to point to white supremacists and former President Donald Trump. By Jack Jenkins. 610 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Mormon-MedSchool: LDS medical students revolutionize studying in the name of their faith
(RNS) — Four LDS medical students have compiled a free study resource called AnKing that has revolutionized the way students across the globe learn medicine. “We’re a group of students that want to help others… because we feel that that’s what our Savior would do if he was in our position,” said one of the founders. By Kathryn Post. 1,000 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Sodhi-Legacy: Balbir Singh Sodhi remembered as ‘our North Star’ on 20th anniversary of his killing
(RNS) — Family and friends, elected leaders and people of different faiths gathered Wednesday (Sept. 15) outside a Chevron station in Mesa, Arizona, to memorialize Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was among the first Sikhs, Muslims and others targeted in hate crimes after the Sept. 11 attacks. By Alejandra Molina. 800 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Wilson-Jesus:  Meet Anne Wilson, the 19-year-old singer behind surprise Christian hit ‘My Jesus’ 
(RNS)  — When she was 15, Anne Wilson lost her older brother in a car accident. As part of her healing process, she recorded a cover version of a Christian song with some friends and posted it on Youtube. That video opened the door to an expected career in music for the Kentucky teen, whose debut song ‘My Jesus’ topped the Billboard Christian charts.By Bob Smietana. 750 words. (Categories, a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Jain-Oped: ‘Burning karma’: The Jains’ late summer holy season focuses on purifying the soul
(RNS) — We’re now in one of the holiest seasons of the year, in which days and nights are taken up with fasting, prayer and recitations of sacred texts for one of the world’s most ancient, and most obscure, faiths.  By Kalpana Jain. 1,100 words. (category: k)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Riess-Oped: LuLaRoe and the shadow side of Mormon gender roles
(RNS) — The binge-worthy four-part docuseries “LuLaRich” is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, and it’s a doozy, showing how a Mormon couple recycled anti-feminist ideas to stay-at-home moms for profit. By Jana Riess. 1,250 words. (category: k)